Date   

Court Dade County, FLA #general

mhlcswc2@...
 

I have attempted to research my father's will. He died on 08/17/1979 and I
have never seen a copy of the will. I thought that I filled out the required
information on line but got an error message. Any suggestions would be most
appreciated. Thanks.

Marcia Hoffman
Baltimore, MD

<< Research in Florida is available on line. The clerk of court for Dade
County is at http://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/dadecoc/

This yields seven documents pertinent to Myra's request.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia >>


Re: Publishing genealogies #general

Simon Tardell
 

Gnarlodious wrote:

I will soon be publishing my family's genealogy so it will be searchable by
Google. I do plan to remove personal information for living people, such as
birthdates. As a webmaster concerned with privacy this seems appropriate.

Am I on the right track here? As Yehuda said, I want to facilitate finding
ancestors to others searching online, as I am the first to ever catalogue
the family tree.
Names and family relations are also sensitive personal information.
Also, keep in mind that there are other people making list of jews, and
you don't want to give them a hand. You should definitely avoid
publishing any information (even names) of living people who haven't
explicitly given their permission.

As for the recently dead, a good rule of thumb is to consider the
privacy rules that different countries have for personal information.
Privacy laws are usually passed for a good reason... E.g. Lithuania has
a new law under which archive records are only released after 100 years.
Under Swedish laws, privacy considerations for paper archives lapse
after 70 years. Etc. In sensitive issues like these it is better to err
on the conservative side. If you exclude data on dead people >from the
last, lets say, seventy years you will still have a good chance that
Google will turn up something useful when your relative search for their
ancestors while providing a decent "cordon sanitaire" of privacy for the
living.

The same considerations should apply to uploading family trees to FTJP.

Of course, if you restrict access only to family members, you can make
information available more readily.

Simon


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Court Dade County, FLA #general

mhlcswc2@...
 

I have attempted to research my father's will. He died on 08/17/1979 and I
have never seen a copy of the will. I thought that I filled out the required
information on line but got an error message. Any suggestions would be most
appreciated. Thanks.

Marcia Hoffman
Baltimore, MD

<< Research in Florida is available on line. The clerk of court for Dade
County is at http://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/dadecoc/

This yields seven documents pertinent to Myra's request.

Barbara Zimmer
Virginia >>


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Publishing genealogies #general

Simon Tardell
 

Gnarlodious wrote:

I will soon be publishing my family's genealogy so it will be searchable by
Google. I do plan to remove personal information for living people, such as
birthdates. As a webmaster concerned with privacy this seems appropriate.

Am I on the right track here? As Yehuda said, I want to facilitate finding
ancestors to others searching online, as I am the first to ever catalogue
the family tree.
Names and family relations are also sensitive personal information.
Also, keep in mind that there are other people making list of jews, and
you don't want to give them a hand. You should definitely avoid
publishing any information (even names) of living people who haven't
explicitly given their permission.

As for the recently dead, a good rule of thumb is to consider the
privacy rules that different countries have for personal information.
Privacy laws are usually passed for a good reason... E.g. Lithuania has
a new law under which archive records are only released after 100 years.
Under Swedish laws, privacy considerations for paper archives lapse
after 70 years. Etc. In sensitive issues like these it is better to err
on the conservative side. If you exclude data on dead people >from the
last, lets say, seventy years you will still have a good chance that
Google will turn up something useful when your relative search for their
ancestors while providing a decent "cordon sanitaire" of privacy for the
living.

The same considerations should apply to uploading family trees to FTJP.

Of course, if you restrict access only to family members, you can make
information available more readily.

Simon


Memel information #general

Nili <icci@...>
 

Has anyone had any luck chasing down records >from Memel (Klaipeda)?
Nili Yovel
icci@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Memel information #general

Nili <icci@...>
 

Has anyone had any luck chasing down records >from Memel (Klaipeda)?
Nili Yovel
icci@...


Re: Application to Naturalize #usa

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

You should look in the Port of Galveston arrival records as that may be
where your great grandfather arrived in Texas. I found one of my Lithuanian
relatives who arrived there and later went onto California before leaving
and finally settling in Buenos Aires, Argentina. What a journey he had!!!

Jews were very mobile and looked for the best commercial opportunities when
they came to America. In addition, because the large cities of the eastern
seaboard in America became crowded with immigrants, authorities gave them
opportunities to move onward to settle in other places such as the south and
midwest and therefore you will find them in various odd places, especially
small towns in the south.

Ann Rabinowitz annrab@...


Early American SIG #USA RE: Application to Naturalize #usa

Ann Rabinowitz <annrab@...>
 

You should look in the Port of Galveston arrival records as that may be
where your great grandfather arrived in Texas. I found one of my Lithuanian
relatives who arrived there and later went onto California before leaving
and finally settling in Buenos Aires, Argentina. What a journey he had!!!

Jews were very mobile and looked for the best commercial opportunities when
they came to America. In addition, because the large cities of the eastern
seaboard in America became crowded with immigrants, authorities gave them
opportunities to move onward to settle in other places such as the south and
midwest and therefore you will find them in various odd places, especially
small towns in the south.

Ann Rabinowitz annrab@...


WWI Military Records #germany

Janet Isenberg <jbisenberg@...>
 

This might have been covered before, but my searches of the Jewishgen
files turned up thousands of hits and I couldn't find the right one.

I would like to write away for WWI military records for relatives who served
in both Germany and Austria. Does anyone know the proper contact information?
Thank you,

Janet Isenberg Glen Rock, NJ <jbisenberg@...>


German SIG #Germany WWI Military Records #germany

Janet Isenberg <jbisenberg@...>
 

This might have been covered before, but my searches of the Jewishgen
files turned up thousands of hits and I couldn't find the right one.

I would like to write away for WWI military records for relatives who served
in both Germany and Austria. Does anyone know the proper contact information?
Thank you,

Janet Isenberg Glen Rock, NJ <jbisenberg@...>


family Messing from Kalisz in poland #poland

Leon_PORZYCKI <leon.porzycki@...>
 

In the data base of Messing in Kalisz >from 26/05/2004, i have found
about 56 records all >from the same family Messing. In the LDS films i
have found others records >from the same family and among them the birth
record of Messing Abraham born in 1809 >from Aron Messing born in 1785
and his wife Jetta Kober.

In the data base read to day I have found the record of Abraham born in
1809 witch was not in the data base of 26/05/2004.

I think that another researcher make the same search that me for the same
family.

I will be happy to have his Email.

Please answer privately.

Leon Porzycki and his wife Cecile born Messing.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: To find others researching this name and town, search
the JewishGen Family Finder at www.jewishgen.org/jgff.


JRI Poland #Poland family Messing from Kalisz in poland #poland

Leon_PORZYCKI <leon.porzycki@...>
 

In the data base of Messing in Kalisz >from 26/05/2004, i have found
about 56 records all >from the same family Messing. In the LDS films i
have found others records >from the same family and among them the birth
record of Messing Abraham born in 1809 >from Aron Messing born in 1785
and his wife Jetta Kober.

In the data base read to day I have found the record of Abraham born in
1809 witch was not in the data base of 26/05/2004.

I think that another researcher make the same search that me for the same
family.

I will be happy to have his Email.

Please answer privately.

Leon Porzycki and his wife Cecile born Messing.

MODERATOR'S NOTE: To find others researching this name and town, search
the JewishGen Family Finder at www.jewishgen.org/jgff.


The name "Szejma Zmarl" #poland

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Robert Strumwasser posted as follows:

I recently came across the name "Szejma Zmarl" in the 1939 Census of Biala
Podlaska.

After searching the Given Names DataBase (GNDB), I've concluded that "Zmarl"
is "Shmarya." Does this appear to be correct?

As for "Szejma," I'm guessing that it's "Shmuel," as the GNDB gives one
Yiddish nickname as "Shmie."
The name Szejma is a secularized (Poland) version of the Yiddish nickname
Sheyme. Sheyme is linked to the Yiddish name Sheynman ("Handsome man") as
a nickname. Both of these names were used in Poland. It is likely that
the Polish version of the Yiddish name was recorded in the book by a Polish
civil servant and that he recorded the name as he heard it pronounced.

Another possibility is that the name Szejma was a (Polonized) Yiddish name
(Sheyme) associated with the Hebrew name Shemaye (Kings II 12:22). I have
not yet seen this use in Poland, but it was used this way in Germany and a
few other countries. In fact, in German-speaking countries, the Yiddish
name Sheyma was a formal kinui for the name Shemaye, so that a person
having both names would be called to the Tora in an aliya using the double
name Shemaye Sheyma.

Probably both possibilities should be considered as hypotheses for future
research.

Incidentally, the name Szejma will be found in the Polish Given Names Data
Base by searching for it using Global Text Search and the search name
"Szejma" (without the quotation marks):

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


R' David LANDAU of Dresden #rabbinic

Ruben Weiser <weiser@...>
 

Hi.

I am looking for information on Rabbi David LANDAU of Lissa and
Dresden and his family.

The Jewish Encyclopedia mentions a grandson of his, Rabbi Wolf
LANDAU. He moved to Dresden in 1803. and was also known as Rabbi
David POLAK. I would like to know anything about that family and
whether they were Levi'im.

Thanks
Ruben Weiser
Buenos Aires, Argentina


JRI Poland #Poland The name "Szejma Zmarl" #poland

Prof. G. L. Esterson <jerry@...>
 

Robert Strumwasser posted as follows:

I recently came across the name "Szejma Zmarl" in the 1939 Census of Biala
Podlaska.

After searching the Given Names DataBase (GNDB), I've concluded that "Zmarl"
is "Shmarya." Does this appear to be correct?

As for "Szejma," I'm guessing that it's "Shmuel," as the GNDB gives one
Yiddish nickname as "Shmie."
The name Szejma is a secularized (Poland) version of the Yiddish nickname
Sheyme. Sheyme is linked to the Yiddish name Sheynman ("Handsome man") as
a nickname. Both of these names were used in Poland. It is likely that
the Polish version of the Yiddish name was recorded in the book by a Polish
civil servant and that he recorded the name as he heard it pronounced.

Another possibility is that the name Szejma was a (Polonized) Yiddish name
(Sheyme) associated with the Hebrew name Shemaye (Kings II 12:22). I have
not yet seen this use in Poland, but it was used this way in Germany and a
few other countries. In fact, in German-speaking countries, the Yiddish
name Sheyma was a formal kinui for the name Shemaye, so that a person
having both names would be called to the Tora in an aliya using the double
name Shemaye Sheyma.

Probably both possibilities should be considered as hypotheses for future
research.

Incidentally, the name Szejma will be found in the Polish Given Names Data
Base by searching for it using Global Text Search and the search name
"Szejma" (without the quotation marks):

< http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/ >

Professor G. L. Esterson, Ra'anana, Israel


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic R' David LANDAU of Dresden #rabbinic

Ruben Weiser <weiser@...>
 

Hi.

I am looking for information on Rabbi David LANDAU of Lissa and
Dresden and his family.

The Jewish Encyclopedia mentions a grandson of his, Rabbi Wolf
LANDAU. He moved to Dresden in 1803. and was also known as Rabbi
David POLAK. I would like to know anything about that family and
whether they were Levi'im.

Thanks
Ruben Weiser
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Re: Towns: VILKA & SZAPINKA Name: BRAUN #hungary

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

Dear Pamela Weisberger,

I am seaking information on the town of: VILKA, which was once in
northeastern Hungary (Transcarpathia) , but is now either in Slovakia
or Ukraine.
Perhaps the reference is to the town Bilke, formerly located in the
Felvideki Jaras of Bereg Megye, near the border with Maramaros
Megye. It is now in the Ukraine.

If this is the correct town, the famous Auschwitz Album (published
by Yad Vashem) was discovered after the war by Lilly (Jacob)
Zelmanovic, a survivor of Aushwitz and former resident of Bilke.
When she found the album of photographs, she was stunned to
find pictures of the arrival of the very transport which had brought
her to Aushwitz (including pictures of her own family who had been
murdered).

http://www1.yadvashem.org/exhibitions/album_auschwitz/home_au
schwitz_album.html

Another town name mentioned is: SZAPINKA (sp?) which would have
been close to VILKA.
Maybe the reference is to the town Sepinka, in Maramaros Megye?
Located on the train line between Tecso and Szighet, which is in
the general vicinity, but not exactly adjacent to Bilke. Today
located in the Ukraine.

If you have a location or current town name, or have information
about the BRAUNs (or BROWNS) >from these place, please contact me
privately.
There is a 7-page article about Sepinka in Sefer Marmaros, which
mentions a lot of different family surnames. I don't right now have
time to wade through the whole article. However, in very briefly
skimming through it, I didn't offhand notice the surname BRAUN.

Hope this helps,

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


New to List #hungary

Arnold Samlan
 

Shalom. I am writing to introduce myself and also to begin searching for
information.

According to our family's story, my great-grandparents were >from "Romania."
However, this identification is unclear, given the shifting borders and the
fact that we have been unable to identify a town. It is for that reason (as
well as the large number of Freindlichs in Hungary) that I am expanding my
search into Hungary.

What I do know is that my great-grandfather was Moses Samlan (or at least
that was the family name when they came to Montreal). Family lore has it that he
died in the Spanish-American War, but it's unclear how he would have come to
be in that war, since he never lived in the United States or in Spain (to
our knowledge).

His wife was Rose Freindlich. She was born around 1875, and died in Montreal
in 1915. Her son, Abraham was born in 1896.

Thus far, the name Samlan has not turned up anywhere other than on Rosie's
gravestone...I have not been able to locate it in any Canadian records prior to
1915. Perhaps the name was changed when she/they immigrated.

If anyone has any thoughts or information, please contact me.

Arnold D. Samlan
West Hempstead, NY


Researching: SAMLAN, FREINDLICH, KOOPERMAN (Ukraine), BRODER/BROTHER
(Ukraine)


Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Towns: VILKA & SZAPINKA Name: BRAUN #hungary

Moshe & Esther Davis <davis@...>
 

Dear Pamela Weisberger,

I am seaking information on the town of: VILKA, which was once in
northeastern Hungary (Transcarpathia) , but is now either in Slovakia
or Ukraine.
Perhaps the reference is to the town Bilke, formerly located in the
Felvideki Jaras of Bereg Megye, near the border with Maramaros
Megye. It is now in the Ukraine.

If this is the correct town, the famous Auschwitz Album (published
by Yad Vashem) was discovered after the war by Lilly (Jacob)
Zelmanovic, a survivor of Aushwitz and former resident of Bilke.
When she found the album of photographs, she was stunned to
find pictures of the arrival of the very transport which had brought
her to Aushwitz (including pictures of her own family who had been
murdered).

http://www1.yadvashem.org/exhibitions/album_auschwitz/home_au
schwitz_album.html

Another town name mentioned is: SZAPINKA (sp?) which would have
been close to VILKA.
Maybe the reference is to the town Sepinka, in Maramaros Megye?
Located on the train line between Tecso and Szighet, which is in
the general vicinity, but not exactly adjacent to Bilke. Today
located in the Ukraine.

If you have a location or current town name, or have information
about the BRAUNs (or BROWNS) >from these place, please contact me
privately.
There is a 7-page article about Sepinka in Sefer Marmaros, which
mentions a lot of different family surnames. I don't right now have
time to wade through the whole article. However, in very briefly
skimming through it, I didn't offhand notice the surname BRAUN.

Hope this helps,

Moshe Davis
Jerusalem


Hungary SIG #Hungary New to List #hungary

Arnold Samlan
 

Shalom. I am writing to introduce myself and also to begin searching for
information.

According to our family's story, my great-grandparents were >from "Romania."
However, this identification is unclear, given the shifting borders and the
fact that we have been unable to identify a town. It is for that reason (as
well as the large number of Freindlichs in Hungary) that I am expanding my
search into Hungary.

What I do know is that my great-grandfather was Moses Samlan (or at least
that was the family name when they came to Montreal). Family lore has it that he
died in the Spanish-American War, but it's unclear how he would have come to
be in that war, since he never lived in the United States or in Spain (to
our knowledge).

His wife was Rose Freindlich. She was born around 1875, and died in Montreal
in 1915. Her son, Abraham was born in 1896.

Thus far, the name Samlan has not turned up anywhere other than on Rosie's
gravestone...I have not been able to locate it in any Canadian records prior to
1915. Perhaps the name was changed when she/they immigrated.

If anyone has any thoughts or information, please contact me.

Arnold D. Samlan
West Hempstead, NY


Researching: SAMLAN, FREINDLICH, KOOPERMAN (Ukraine), BRODER/BROTHER
(Ukraine)